Gaku Ishiwata

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Gaku Ishiwata

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JapaneseEnglish

Bar Admissions

admitted in Japan, 1997; New York, 2002
Daini Tokyo Bar Association
New York State Bar Association

Contact Information

TEL
+81-3-5223-7753
FAX
+81-3-5223-7653

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Practice Areas

Background

The University of Tokyo (LL.B., 1995)
University of Chicago Law School (LL.M., 2001)
with Davis Polk & Wardwell (2001-2002)

Major Activities

  • Member of Committee for Study of Limited Liability Companies, organized by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (2002-2003)
  • Member of Committee for Study of Tax Framework for Corporate Acquisitions, Divisions and Other Corporate Reorganizations, organized by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (2004-2005)
  • Member of Corporate Value Study Group, organized by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (2004-)
  • Member of Committee for Study of Japanese LLP, organized by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (2004-2005)
  • Member of First Subcommittee, Sectional Committee on Financial System, Financial System Council (2005-2006)
  • Lecturer at Kyoto University Law School (2007-)
  • Member of Study Group for Employee Stock Ownership Plan, organized by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (2008-)
  • Member of Working Group Regarding New Scheme etc. for M&A, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (2010-)
  • Member of Liaison Conference on Corporate Governance, organized by Financial Services Agency (2010-)
  • Member of Disclosure System Working Group, Specialized Legal System Study Group, Financial Services Agency (2011-)

Gaku Ishiwata:Awards

Awards
Top Ranking Received From Legal 500 2017
Awards
Top rankings received from IFLR1000 FINANCIAL AND CORPORATE 2017
Awards
16 lawyers were selected as leading lawyers in asialaw PROFILES' "Asia law Leading Lawyers 2016"
Awards
Top ranking received in "Who's Who Legal: Japan 2016"
Awards
Top rankings received from Chambers Global 2016

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Gaku Ishiwata:News

Firm News
Firm's lawyers take part in the creation of the "Guidebook for Introducing New Stock-based Compensation ("Restricted Stock") as Board Members' Compensation to Encourage Companies to Promote Proactive Business Management," released by the Corporate System
Public Service
Gaku Ishiwata becomes a member of the Working Group on New M&A Schemes and Other Matters formed by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Public Service
Gaku Ishiwata becomes a member of the Liaison Conference on Corporate Governance organized by the Financial Services Agency
Firm News
Our firm held the MHM seminar and hosted a reception afterward
Firm News
Our firm held a seminar on the new Corporation Law, and hosted a reception afterward

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Gaku Ishiwata:Seminars

Nov. 16, 2010MHM Seminars
MHM Seminar
Jul. 29, 2008External Seminars
"Largest-Ever Buyout By A Foreign Company - A Legal Perspective"
Nov. 7, 2007MHM Seminars
MHM Seminar
May 10, 2006MHM Seminars
a seminar on the new Corporation Law
Jul. 28, 2005MHM Seminars
a seminar regarding takeover defenses

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Gaku Ishiwata:Publications

Book Article
"Doing Business in Japan"
Magazine Article
"Introduction of the Japanese Version of Restricted Stocks (Part 2): Key Practical Points for Introduction of Restricted Stocks"
Magazine Article
"Introduction of the Japanese Version of Restricted Stocks (Part 1): Key Practical Points for Introduction of Restricted Stocks"
Book Article
"Comprehensive Analysis of M&A Laws of Japan"
Book Other
"Practical Issues of the Corporation Act New Series 9: Corporate Reorganization (2nd ed.)"

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